Dr. Praveen Kalra is Board Certified in Anesthesia and in Critical Care. Dr. Kalra loves all aspects of his specialty. He specializes in trauma, orthopedic, brain and spine surgery, urology, head and neck surgery, and cancer surgery. He was appointed Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiology (FASA) in 2023.

His professional interests include devising protocols for patient safety, informed consent, reducing the impact of anesthetics on the environment, addressing climate change by reducing green house gas emissions in the health care setting, resident education to emphasize evidence based safe care, superior documentation, and mentoring medical students. He has been in practice for over 18 years. In 2022, Dr. Kalra received the inaugural Sustainability Ambassador Award at SHC for removing Desflurane (anesthetic gas with highest global warming potential) from OR and undertaking multiple green initiatives in reducing plastic & biohazardous waste at Stanford.

Dr. Kalra completed his residency in Anesthesia from Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and a fellowship in Critical Care from Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Clinical Focus

  • Anesthesia

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford Health Care (2023 - Present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Health Care (2013 - 2023)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Oklahoma University Health Science Center (2005 - 2013)

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2005) MD
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine (2006)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2006)
  • Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2004) MA
  • Internship: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (2001) IL
  • Medical Education: King Georges Medical College (1999) India

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